Month: December 2011

You can see this in the Wikipedia list or on any map with the International Date Line. The first places to see a new day are: The Line Islands, more precisely the part that belongs to Kiribati (formerly known as the Gilbert Islands). The Line Islands are in the UTC+14 timezone, and the rest of […]

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When I travelled India -> Nepal -> India I had a single entry visa for India. When I got to Nepal, I had to apply for new visa. The Indian embassy in Kathmandu cancelled the one I had (which was still valid for a short time) and issued me a new one. In fact, the […]

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How to visit India, Nepal and Sri Lanka on a single trip

On my upcoming trip to India, I also would like to visit the neighboring countries of Nepal and Sri Lanka. Assuming I am flying into India (and out again) this means I need to get a multiple entry visa for it. This seems to be harder to get than a single entry visa and even […]

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Of the bigger countries, New Zealand is the first to celebrate New Year. But there are a few island territories that are one hour ahead, namely Samoa and Tokelau timeanddate.com has a countdown page to New Years Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Which place(s) are the first to cross into New Year?

Say I wanted to be the first to celebrate the New Year: what place or places are the first to cross the into the New Year and how do I get there? I think I remember this may be some South Pacific island or in Australia but not sure. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Looking around online (ask.com, Yahoo Answers), the conclusion seems to be that you can spend RMB only in certain bigger shops that advertise this with the Yuán sticker on their window or the cash register. For other smaller shops, street vendors or taxis you can not use RMB. As usual the exchange rate you get […]

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Can I spend Renminbi in Hong Kong?

While travelling in Hong Kong, I noticed signs at several vendors advertising prices with the 元 character, which from my visit to Shanghai I recognized as the symbol for Yuán. Since Hong Kong has its own currency, this confused me. Do vendors accept Renminbi in Hong Kong? Does it vary depending on where you go, […]

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I think a better solution would be to go to your doctor before the trip and ask for a prescription and a letter explaining the diagnosis and the need. While in some countries a foreign prescription will be honored, in many it won’t, and then you’ll have to go to a local doctor (make sure […]

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As an Iranian I can tell you that breast-feeding in public is NOT a crime (at least in Iran) and you don’t need to expect any severe consequences for this. Mothers do feed their children here whenever/wherever needed and it’s none of anybody’s business to question them why they are feeding their children. It’s however […]

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An international long-haul airline based near Gatwick Airport in England. Member of Star Alliance. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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